Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 crash-lands at a Guyana airport, injuring 6 people

  • A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 crash-landed at a Guyana airport on Friday.
  • Six people were injured, Guyana’s transportation minister said, according to Agence France-Presse.
  • The airline said in a statement that it believed all 126 passengers and crew members were safe.

A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 crash-landed at a Guyana airport on Friday, injuring six people.

There were 126 people aboard the plane, which took off from Cheddi Jagan International Airport in the Guyanan capital of Georgetown at 2:09 a.m. local time and touched down again at 2:53 a.m., according to the Aviation Safety Network.

Agence France-Press described Guyana’s transportation minister, David Patterson, as saying the injuries were “not life-threatening.”

The plane was heading to Toronto when it suffered a hydraulic problem and returned to the airport, where it skidded off the runway, Patterson told AFP.

The airline said in a statement: “We can confirm that Fly Jamaica Flight OJ256 bound for Toronto returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.

“At this time, we believe that all 118 passengers and 8 crew members are safe. We are providing local assistance and will release further information as soon as it is available.”